Safeguarding

Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern.  We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.

We recognise that for children, high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult, helps prevent the chances of them being abused. 

Our school aims to:

  • Practice safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases/suspected cases of abuse
  • Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to
  • Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty
  • Include PSCHE activities and opportunities to equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse

Safeguarding Culture at WFIS

Leadership/Governance

Communication

  • DSLs have attended relevant training
  • All Governors receive safeguarding annually
  • SLT and Governors receive weekly safeguarding newsletters/ updates from Andrew Hall
  • Head Teacher’s report – safeguarding section
  • Safeguarding Audit (Annually)
  • Clear lines of accountability
  • Half termly monitoring/review CPOMS
  • Culture of openness and support
  • Termly meetings with DSL and safeguarding governor
  • Governor of the Month visits – safeguarding focus, pupil voice, checks that inductions have included safeguarding, health and safety walks
  • Children have been taught to tell a member of staff if a visitor does not have a lanyard or sticker
  • Relevant Safeguarding policies
  • Conversations between DSLs to discuss children/ concerns
  • Assemblies – key messages, keeping safe
  • Class lessons, circle times, PSHE curriculum
  • Pupil parliament
  • ELSA children and parent support
  • Pupil questionnaires
  • Clear protocols for information sharing
  • ‘Keeping Safe’ safeguarding information board for children

Training

Safeguarding Systems

  • Annual safeguarding training for all staff
  • Additional National College modules e.g. GDPR, Prevent, Online safety, Child exploitation etc.
  • Safeguarding training as part of induction and probation reviews
  • CPOMS training delivered at induction
  • Staff know how to identify children who are at risk of harm
  • Staff know how to contact Children’s services (CSPA) in absence of DSLs
  • CPOMS training for all new members of staff
  • DSL attends relevant training/network meetings
  • Questions/scenarios related to safeguarding in staff briefings
  • Staff have signed, read and confident with relevant safeguarding policies
  • Inclusive practice for staff, parents, children
  • DBS checks for all staff and volunteers
  • Safeguarding policy and children’s version
  • Safeguarding checks for lettings
  • CPOMs
  • DSL to monitor CPOMS half termly and provide report
  • DSL meetings
  • Confidential safeguarding folder on SLT drive
  • Staff sign to say they have read relevant policies/documents
  • Safeguarding audit
  • Staff sign annual safeguarding disclosure form
  • Sign in and out system for staff and volunteers
  • Safeguarding training log with dates for all staff
  • Systems if a child is absent

On rare occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.  The procedures which we follow have been laid down by Surrey’s Safeguarding Children’s Board and the school have adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this, for the safety of all.

If you have any concerns or would like to know more please contact Mrs Katie Muir on 0208 394 0647 who is our Dedicated Safeguarding Lead.

For our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Offer please see below.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy - Children's Version

Safeguarding Offer

To view more information on how safeguarding is taught over the curriculum please see the curriculum maps below.

Safeguarding in EYFS

Safeguarding in KS1

For links to our Antibullying Policy and Antibullying Leaflet please click here.

 

 

 

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